Christmas ProgramDistribution Calendar Distribution Requirements Pre-Registration Information
Holiday Distribution for Individual families typically runs from the first week of December through December 23rd. Families are given 3 choices of days to come in based upon last name. Children from 1 month to 15 years of age are served. If your child has a December birthday, we ask you to please adhere to the correct birthday policy. Children are not allowed during holiday distribution under any circumstances.
Christmas for most of us conjures up memories of warm homes, holiday aromas and special gifts under the tree. But what if you are a child in a homeless shelter or living with your family in a car? What memories would Christmas hold for you then?
Toy Rescue Mission loves to make sure we can make Christmas special for children in need. Other agencies can provide a safe home and nourishing food, but we try to bring back the ‘light’ in a child’s eyes as they see a wished-for gift on Christmas morning. It’s something they can call their own in a world of chaos and uncertainty. We also serve the ‘forgotten children’ at the other end of the age spectrum--seniors with dementia in care facilities.
Our annual Christmas gift distribution gives joy to so many underprivileged children in the Pierce County area and seniors in care facilities. The children receive like-new (and some new) toys, books and stuffed animals. The seniors receive lap blankets, toiletries, puzzles and stuffed toys. All items are clean, in working order and sometimes sealed in plastic. Christmas wrapping paper and bows and Christmas decorations are also available to the parents of these children.
This distribution is our largest program of the year. It occurs from mid-November to mid-December but we prepare for it all year long so we can serve over 7000 recipients. You can help by donating funds, holding a toy drive at your place of employment or donating the following items: new or gently-used toys, books, DVD’s, Christmas wrapping paper and bows, candy canes, board games, Christmas stockings or gifts for children 10-15 years old.
We also need several volunteers to clean, repair and sort the donated toys and help with the distribution event. Let the true spirit of Christmas touch your heart and call us at (253) 460-6711 to volunteer your time and resources to brighten the lives of children and seniors in care facilities.